Yucatan (Progreso), Mexico
Founded in 1872 by Juan Miguel Castro, Progreso is situated on the Gulf of Mexico in the state of Yucatan. Heavily influenced by the Mayan culture, Progreso enjoys a simple and laid-back lifestyle. This small and humble fisherman's town is the place to explore the "unspoiled" side of Mexico. With white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters, it's not hard to understand why this tranquil atmosphere is ideal for vacationing. This port town is also the gateway to Merida, the state capital of Yucatan; and Chichén Itzá, the most majestic Mayan ruins in Mexico.